The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, has won the 2003 national Outstanding Entrepreneurship Course of the Year award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) for its groundbreaking course in which MBA students work with the $20-million New Markets Growth Fund (NMGF).
A new study on prolific authors in accounting literature cites Lawrence A. Gordon, Smith's Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance and director of the Ph.D. Program, as the world's 35th most prolific author in the field of accounting, placing him among the top one percent.
Howard Frank, dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, appeared as a guest on FridgeTV.com during the Gator Bowl festivities in Jacksonville, Florida. The dean's interview was Webcast on Wednesday, December 31, the evening before the Maryland Terrapins took on West Virginia in the Gator Bowl. The segment is archived on FridgeTV.com.
Nearly 400 students joined family and friends on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, to celebrate their graduation from the Smith School of Business. Paul J. Norris MBA '71 (pictured right), chairman and CEO of W.R. Grace & Co., a premier global specialty chemicals and materials company, delivered the keynote speech.
Showcasing their business savvy for more than a dozen high-powered companies, 72 freshman College Park Scholars (CPS) students competed in the 6th Annual Strategy Board Competition, on Dec. 11, 2003. In the competition, student teams study and make strategic recommendations for real-world companies. Each team illustrates its recommended strategy on a display board, which is evaluated by a team of three judges, including a representative of the company.